Municipal Alliances

The Municipal Alliance network is made of local, grassroots, volunteer organizations. This statewide network assesses needs and implements drug prevention programs/activities.

Alliances are overseen by the Morris County Dept. of Human Services and the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA.)  

How does an Alliance work?

  • Established by the municipal government
  • The municipal government appoints members
  • Made up of community members such as local leaders, school officials, teachers, health officials, law enforcement officers, civic organizations, businesses and private citizens
  • Municipal Alliances assess community needs to develop prevention programs/activities
  • Applications/funding is approved by the County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS) and the Mental Health Addictions Services Advisory Board (MHASAB)

How are Municipal Alliances Funded?

  • Through Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) Fines distributed by the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA)
  • Morris County is funded about $200,000 for the Alliance program
  • Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) fines come from persons convicted of drug-related offenses.  Fines range from $500 – $3,000 depending on the type and degree of offense.

How do I get involved?

You can start getting involved by doing one of the following:

  • Contact your respective Mayor to let him/her know of your interest
  • Contact you respective Alliance contact person using the list below
  • Contact the County Alliance Coordinator at 973-285-6860 or [email protected]

Does My Municipality Have a Municipal Alliance?

In Morris County, 26 Municipal Alliances are operating which represent 31 municipalities.  The active Morris County Alliances are listed below along with their contact information.

Contact Us

  • County Alliance Coordinator: Stephen Nebesni
  • Phone: 973-285-6860
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Physical Address: 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
  • Mailing Address: Morris County Dept. of Human Services P.O. Box 900 Morristown, NJ 07963-0900